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Topic: #13 Wisconsin (6-2, 3-2) at #3 Ohio State (7-0, 5-0) Post Game

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Re: #13 Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1) at #3 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0) Game Week
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2019, 03:52:34 PM »
Wisconsin running back Garrett Groshek’s path is another perfect embodiment of how the football program operates. Groshek, a high school quarterback, said he had opportunities from a handful of lower-level programs, including a preferred walk-on spot as a linebacker at FCS school North Dakota State. Division II Minnesota State Mankato was interested in him as a running back, Winona State wanted him as a quarterback and St. Cloud State pursued him as a linebacker. He accepted a walk-on offer at Wisconsin, beginning his career as a quarterback before moving to running back at the start of his first spring practice.

Groshek admits he would not play at Ohio State. But at Wisconsin, he has become a valuable leader off the field and an important piece on the field, third on the team in rushing yards and fourth in receptions. That may be a good thing or a bad thing, depending your perspective. But it is part of the fabric of the program, which has made a habit of turning walk-ons into players with big roles.
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Re: #13 Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1) at #3 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0) Game Week
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2019, 03:54:17 PM »
That said, there is no way that Ohio State wins this game Saturday. The Badgers will be hungry, pissed and ready to show what a fluke last week was. :)

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Re: #13 Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1) at #3 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0) Game Week
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2019, 03:56:07 PM »
Well played Marley
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Re: #13 Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1) at #3 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0) Game Week
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2019, 04:10:55 PM »
I wish the Badgers could find a high school QB that could play nose tackle instead of swiping good kids from Lincoln NE
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Re: #13 Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1) at #3 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0) Game Week
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2019, 04:17:18 PM »
“You don’t need to be the best high school player to be the best college player,” Groshek said. “You don’t need to be the best player a couple weeks ago to be the best player this week. It really just comes down to Saturday. The better team will win. That’s really what it all comes down to on any given day.”
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Re: #13 Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1) at #3 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0) Game Week
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2019, 04:32:01 PM »
So now the Brat and Cheese Curd crowd are philosophers - the Horror
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Re: #13 Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1) at #3 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0) Game Week
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2019, 04:42:41 PM »
losing to Lovie will have that affect
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Re: #13 Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1) at #3 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0) Game Week
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2019, 04:48:25 PM »
losing to Lovie will have that affect
No kidding.


Groshek said Wisconsin’s ability to build up players through the years stands out about the Badgers.

He cited something running backs coach John Settle says constantly:

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I’m going to coach you until you either get it or we run out of time."
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Re: #13 Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1) at #3 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0) Game Week
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2019, 05:08:25 PM »
“We recruit who we feel fits us,” Wisconsin receivers coach Ted Gilmore said. “It’s not that we’re not trying to recruit the same guy that Ohio State got. We’ll take our shot at it. Don’t get me wrong. But at the end of the day, we’re comfortable and we trust our evaluation. We couldn’t care less how many stars he has. If a kid comes to camp, whether we see something on tape, if we feel he can play in this system, that’s what we listen to.”
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Re: #13 Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1) at #3 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0) Game Week
« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2019, 06:15:24 PM »
Nothing worse than angry badger. Seriously, Wisconsin has no longer the pressure of a perfect record and that is a monkey off their back but they do have the pressure of now keeping up with Minnesota and I feel like they will play a little bit more carefree and obviously focused. I won’t pick a winner in this game but I’m here to tell you I expect a total war.  

 Also, right now the forecast at game time is for cooler temperatures rain and a decent breeze. I tend to think that might favor the badgers as well because they’re better than anybody at playing in a phone booth   
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Re: #13 Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1) at #3 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0) Game Week
« Reply #38 on: October 23, 2019, 06:45:10 PM »
Wisconsin defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard has one of the most famous walk-on stories in Badgers football history, rising from an under-recruited prospect in Tony, Wis., to a three-time All-America safety. Leonhard explained Wisconsin’s long-term strategy but cautioned that the best programs in the country, including Ohio State, developed their top-caliber athletes as well.
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« Reply #39 on: October 23, 2019, 07:34:58 PM »
“I think that’s what we hang our hat on is we trust our evaluation,” Leonhard said. “We trust the roles we’re going to ask guys to fill and we develop the heck out of guys. I think there is a pretty strong myth about highly-recruited players don’t develop. I don’t really understand that one. They seem to do a pretty good job of developing talent at their program. Just look on Sundays every week and you see guys out there.

“We trust our philosophy and our approach. We know what this place is and who we are able to recruit. You’d love to recruit everybody in the country, but the reality is that you get told no a lot from some kids. So we trust what we do. We trust our evaluations and who we are and we believe in that and we go all-in once guys get on campus. Their net might be a little bit wider on who they’re recruiting, but I think they do a tremendous job of developing the talent they have as well.”
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Re: #13 Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1) at #3 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0) Game Week
« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2019, 07:29:40 AM »
“There is a natural ability — that’s what it comes down to, to me,” Leonhard said. “There are some kids that you look at and you go, ‘You were born to play football.’ Does that win a game? No. There’s a lot of guys that the mental piece of football, the stress, the amount that gets put on college athletes’ shoulders, sometimes guys don’t respond well to them. So it doesn’t win games, but at the same time, you always look across the field and go that’s a talented group that you’re going against. You know you’ve got to have a great plan. You’ve got to execute.”
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Re: #13 Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1) at #3 Ohio State (7-0, 4-0) Game Week
« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2019, 10:13:33 AM »
you could simply post the link

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